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Editorial - Posted by on December 2, 2011

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Editorial: Open the voting rights

A proposal launched by Apolonia Violenus, a St. Maarten student in the Netherlands for her and her fellow students to be able to vote in the country’s parliamentary elections strikes us as interesting proposition. We also find that there are very f

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 2, 2011

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St. Maarten Cable TV launches Space

GREAT BAY - St. Maarten Cable TV launched added a new channel to its line-up on Thursday. Space, which will be on channel 58 on the St. Maarten Cable TV line up, has been dubbed a new attraction that comes ahead of the spring launch of digital progra

Opinion - Posted by on December 2, 2011

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Letter: I want to follow the law!

Dear Editor,   What does a person have to do abide by the laws? My driver's license has expired. I want to renew it. I can’t. They, meaning our government, are not renewing driver’s licenses. They have not been doing so for a couple of

Opinion - Posted by on December 2, 2011

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Opinion: Hypocritical

Nobody will argue against the demand that St. Maarten maintains the highest possible standards in the field of fiscal and financial discipline. It make sense to be prudent with the resources the country has at its disposal. Due to the system of finan

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 2, 2011

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Opinion: No guarantee

Is it possible to outsource the guarantee function as described in the by now famous article 43 of the Kingdom Charter? Members of the Dutch Parliament argue that this is exactly what the government is doing by agreeing with Curacao’s decision to o

Opinion - Posted by on December 2, 2011

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Opinion: Zero tolerance

There is a new zero tolerance campaign around the corner. This one has nothing to do with crime but everything with the fight against HIV-infection and Aids. The campaign focuses on three zero-targets: zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 2, 2011

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Proposal launched for students to get voting rights

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten student Apolonia Violenus has called for students living in the Netherlands to be able to participate in the country’s parliamentary elections. She was speaking at a panel discussion organized by the Netherlands, Netherlan

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 2, 2011

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Three Vesuvius suspects detained for another 60 days

  GREAT BAY – The Judge of Instruction has prolonged the pretrial detention of A.O.J, E.L and C.F. for another 60 days. A.O.J and E.L. are being detained on Aruba and C.F. is being detained in Curacao. The other five suspects – C.R., E.M,

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World Aids Day: getting to zero

HIV/Aids program team launches ambitious targets GREAT BAY – Ambitious but achievable is how HIV/Aids program manager Suzette Moses-Burton described the goals for the coming years at the opening ceremony of World Aids Day: zero new infections, z

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 2, 2011

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Wifol expects victory in appeal case (Simpson Bay Resort)

GREAT BAY – President of the Workers Union for Organised Labor Theophilus Thompson believes that the Appeals Court will rule in the union’s favor and uphold the November 25 ruling that requires Simpson Bay Resort Management Company to honor the t

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Debate on voluntary leave stalls Telem’s restructuring

GREAT BAY – A debate has erupted between the management of the Telem Group of Companies and the St. Maarten Communication Workers Union over how the company’s restructuring should proceed. The union argues that the transition plan requires the ma

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SCDF extends Carnival registration deadline

Queen contestants sought GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) has decided to extend its registration deadline to January 13, 2012. The SCDF will also increase the promotion around the registration drive starting nex

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 2, 2011

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Schotte Cabinet sees autonomy as precursor to independence

WILLEMSTAD – The Government of Curacao believes the autonomy granted to Curacao must be used to prepare the country’s people for political independence. The Schotte cabinet considers political independence the “natural expression of the struggl

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Telem’s customers to get one bill for multiple services

GREAT BAY – The Telem Group will “go live” with its new billing system on Monday. The rollout has been called a significant development and is expected to greatly assist in creating a more efficient and productive billing strategy. The key c

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Union wants resolutions for public school teachers

GREAT BAY – President of the Windward Islands Teachers Union Claire Elshot has called for government to give teachers at Public Schools national decrees stipulating their legal position. The union leader says giving out the decrees is necessary bec

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 2, 2011

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Chamber commits to cameras in mid to long term

Christmas assistance being finalized Chamber commits to cameras in mid to long term   GREAT BAY – Director of the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry Claret Connor says the body remains committed to a program to install close

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 2, 2011

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Teen roughs up his mother at school meeting

GREAT BAY – Police arrested and detained 15-year-old K.R. recently for ill treating his mother D.A.H.M. He punched her several times after she attempted to verbally discipline him. K.R. is a student of the Sundial School and his mother was calle

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Two men threatened with shotgun

GREAT BAY – Police have arrested and detained M.A.M.F Tuesday for threatening R.B and A.B. with a shot gun. The arrest was made hours after the duo filed a complaint with the Detective Department about the incident which had taken place at 10:00 a.